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Opbouw programma

2-year programme; credits per year: 60 ECTS

For the complete curriculum, please see: http://www.rug.nl/research/zernike/education/topmasternanoscience/

2-year programme; credits per year: 60 ECTS.

For the complete curriculum, please see: http://www.rug.nl/research/zernike/education/topmasternanoscience/

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is facultatief

In consultation a part of a project may be done abroad.

In consultation a part of a project may be done abroad.

Waarom in Groningen?
  • Offered by the Zernike Institute which is ranked in the THES world's Top 20 institutes in Materials Science
  • Working together with world-class scientists: Topresearchers from Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials provide education in the courses. Top researchers also provide supervision in four individual projects, in different research groups.
  • Among top-3 of all Master's degree programmes in the Netherlands 5 years in a row (Dutch Higher Education Guide 2018).
  • Selective Master's degree: assures you are studying as a cohort in a small but very motivated and talented group of (international) students.
  • 2-year full scholarships for part of the admitted students.
  • Our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Frits Zernike; Spinoza Prize Winner Bart van Wees teaches in several of the given courses.
  • Offered by the Zernike Institute which is ranked in the THES world's Top 20 institutes in Materials Science
  • Working together with world-class scientists: Topresearchers from Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials provide education in the courses. Top researchers also provide supervision in four individual projects, in different research groups.
  • Among top-3 of all Master's degree programmes in the Netherlands 5 years in a row (Dutch Higher Education Guide 2018).
  • Selective Master's degree: assures you are studying as a cohort in a small but very motivated and talented group of (international) students.
  • 2-year full scholarships for part of the admitted students.
  • Our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Frits Zernike; Spinoza Prize Winner Bart van Wees teaches in several of the given courses.
  • Testimonial van Alina Veligura, Ukraine

    The lecturers treat you as colleagues rather than as students

    I decided to study Nanoscience because I believe nanoscience is a very challenging and 'hot' topic; it really is the future of physics. I was attracted by the integration of chemistry and physics in the programme. The design of the modules seemed very promising. Also, I had some friends in Holland already.

    The programme is very broad. It really gives you an overview of the relevant parts of chemistry and physics. On the other hand, I sometimes wish we had more time to go into even more depth. I guess that will have to wait until my PhD programme. Another strong point is that it really feels like a family. The lecturers treat you as colleagues rather than as students, and we students form a close-knit community. What also makes the programme attractive is that it is nice to have so many foreign lecturers in the programme, as role models. If I could do it all over again, I would definitely select nanoscience and come to Groningen again.

    Sluiten
    – Alina Veligura, Ukraine
  • Testimonial van Machteld Kamminga

    My research proposal got funded and led to a PhD position

    With a bachelor's degree in Applied Physics, I joined the Nanoscience Top Master programme in 2012. I found the interdisciplinary nature of this programme the most appealing, as I was interested in gathering expertise on areas in chemistry, physics and biology.

    During the Top Master, I have attended several advanced chemistry courses, did my thesis project on single-molecule studies of DNA-based processes and did my Small Research Project on the synthesis and characterization of organic-inorganic hybrid materials. As part of the curriculum, I wrote a research proposal based on my experience during the Small Research Project, which got funded and led to my current PhD position.

    I believe that the programme and the direct link to ongoing research in the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials prepared me very well for my PhD. The Top Master programme allowed me to evolve from a student with a physics background into a researcher in the field of materials chemistry. Being able to work at the border between physics and chemistry, I find myself in a position where I feel that I can make significant contributions to science. Being able to make and characterize materials, gives me the tools I need to develop my career. In addition, I think that the strength of the Nanoscience programme goes beyond the cross-disciplinary nature of the curriculum. Having a small cohort of students (maximum of 15), significantly adds to the learning process. Working with people who do not only have different scientific backgrounds (physics, chemistry or materials science), but also different cultural backgrounds, was the highlight of my Master's programme and has taught me a lot.

    As part of the curriculum, I wrote a research proposal based on my experience during the Small Research Project, which got funded and led to my current PhD position. I believe that the programme and the direct link to ongoing research in the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials prepared me very well for my PhD. The Top Master programme allowed me to evolve from a student with a physics background into a researcher in the field of materials chemistry. Being able to work at the border between physics and chemistry, I find myself in a position where I feel that I can make significant contributions to science. Being able to make and characterize materials, gives me the tools I need to develop my career. In addition, I think that the strength of the Nanoscience programme goes beyond the cross-disciplinary nature of the curriculum. Having a small cohort of students (maximum of 15), significantly adds to the learning process. Working with people who do not only have different scientific backgrounds (physics, chemistry or materials science), but also different cultural backgrounds, was the highlight of my Master's programme and has taught me a lot.

    Sluiten
    – Machteld Kamminga
  • Opleidingsvideo

    World-class Advanced Materials programme

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